Monthly Archives: January 2012

What is a ‘Family’, colonial or otherwise: further thoughts

By happy chance my first-year teaching this week was on the very question of the ‘modern family’: how we define it, what makes it distinctive etc. I thought readers might be interested in the kind of answers my first-year undergraduate … Continue reading

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Surely love-letters are an excellent way into the intimacy of trans-colonial relationships? See event on Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance, February 11 at the British Library, London   A pre-Valentine’s Day dip into the most intimate world of the handwritten … Continue reading

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What is ‘a Family’, colonial or otherwise?

One of the questions that came out of Imperial Families was the pretty fundamental issue: what actually constitutes a ‘colonial family’? Whilst there was a general sense that the organisers and participants each knew what they meant by ‘the family’ … Continue reading

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